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Imagining Mina - 4th Monday Screening - January 23, 2017 @ 7 PM

Written by 11 Jan,2017

Imagining Mina is a feature-length documentary film about the life and legacy of the legendary Afro-Peruvian boxer Mauro Mina-Baylón. Using rare archival material and newly recorded footage, the film follows Mina's life journey, beginning in the 1930s, from Peru's former slave plantations to Lima, Uruguay, Brazil and ultimately New York City. On his arrival in New York he was already considered one of the best light heavyweight boxers in the world. While Mina continually dealt with class bias and racism throughout his life, his achievements also made him a unifying symbol of hope for many Peruvians in a fragmented society.

Monday, January 23, 2017 @7pm

St. Clair Bourne 4th Monday Free Screening

Mayme Clayton Library and Museum

4130 Overland Avenue

Culver City, CA  90230

 

Mayme Clayton Library and Museum in association with the BADWest St. Clair Bourne
4th Monday Documentary Series
Presents:

 

Imagining Mina

Directed by

Alfredo Bejar

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Imagining Mina offers viewers a rare look at the social and racial attitudes in Peru, the role of the media and the curious politics of the international boxing world. Researched and shot over a five-year period, the film features candid interviews with friends, family, journalists, historians and boxing luminaries, including legendary trainer Angelo Dundee, former world champion Bob Foster, Afro-Peruvian history expert José Campos Dávila and others. It weaves new digital footage shot in Peru with rare archival images culled from obscure South American sources and provides a first-hand account of a fascinating but forgotten chapter in the history of South America, Peru and the African diaspora.
 

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Alfredo BejarAlfredo Bejar is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist. His director credits include the short film Getting to Heaven (director, producer, editor), a docudrama about immigrant restaurant workers in New York, which won the Blockbuster Award at the New York Expo of Short Film & Video and Best Ibero American Film about Latin America at the Jornada Internacional deCinema da Bahia (Brazil).Ghosts, Goblins and Other Stories (director, co-producer, co-writer), about the supernatural experiences of children living in a poor neighborhood outside of Lima, Peru, was broadcast on PBS. Projects he has produced include the ITVS film Once Upon a Time in the Bronx, also broadcast on PBS, and Candico, Best Documentary at the National Latino Film and Video Festival in New York.Imagining Mina is his first feature film.

 

Additionally, Alfredo has worked for both English and Spanish language media outlets including CBS Sports, ESPN, HBO, ABC News, El Diario/La Prensa and WNBC-TV (New York City).

 

Alfredo was born in Buenos Aires, grew up in Lima and moved to the U.S. when he was nine.

 

Discussion after the screening. 

 

This event is FREE.

Monday, January 23, 2017 @ 7pm
Mayme Clayton Library and Museum
4130 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230

Free Parking.

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